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  1. Default What type of Texas cichlid is this??

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    I brought this Texas cichlid at petsmart that was sold as a red texas cichlid. I was just wondering if it was or not?
    fish 2.jpg
    fish 1.jpg

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    They are only calling it a red texas cichlid because the parents are look like Red Texas or the parents produce fry that could end up looking like a red texas (Texas x festae or Texas x red parrot). Since red texas are hybrids, chances are high that you will end up with a hybrid that doesn't look like a red texas. Pretty deceptive marketing if you ask me.

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    Looks like a Green Terror or Blue Acara to me. Definitely not an expert though

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    Yeah my thought was green terror too, but I definitely don't know my cichlids as well as some.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    The horizontal black band, and the orange/red in the cheeks and chest area is a dead give away that it is neither a blue acara nor a green terror.

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    I've been staring at this fish all day and it looks like a very young red texas to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I've been staring at this fish all day and it looks like a very young red texas to me.

    Yes that is a red texas. With the OPs previous pic, you don't know what it will end up looking until it gets a bit larger.

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